Research Abstract Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Poster
- What kind of information should I include on my poster?
- How do I put together my poster?
- When do I drop my poster off?
- When/Where is the Forum?
- What should I wear?
The title should be descriptive of your project, but not too long. Your title is often the first thing noticed on your poster.
Include the name of the authors (this will likely include your name, your faculty advisor’s and the names of any other individuals who have had a part in the research your poster presentation is covering).
A description of work, including a summary of your objective and hypothesis, methods, results and conclusions. Being clear and concise is the key.
Objectives and Hypothesis
State the objectives and hypothesis of the study. What were/are the specific aims of your project? Is there a 'big' picture?
A description of the methods, materials, techniques or models that were employed in your research. How was your research conducted
Present the results of the study with a brief description. What is the outcome of your research?
Use tables, figures, graphs to summarize data.
Make sure tables, figures and graphs are appropriately labeled (Table 1, Figure 2, etc.) and titled.
All tables, figures and graphs should be referred to in the text of your poster.
Above is a sample arrangement for a poster display. The foam core area is 32" x 40". You will attach (by push pins) each mounted section of your poster on this foam core. Prepare a title board for the top section of your poster listing title and authors. The lettering for this section should be no less than one inch high.
All illustrations/text should be made up beforehand. Bear in mind that your illustrations/text must be read from distances of approximately five feet or more. Charts, drawings and illustrations should be similar to those you would use for making slides. Mount each section of your poster on matte board in a contrasting color. All text should be typed in boldface and enlarged (use approximately an 18 point font). Keep illustrative material simple.
Posters should be prepared using laser-printer quality text, diagrams and charts. (Charts, drawings, and illustrations should be similar to those used for making slides. Keep illustrative material simple.) Text should be no smaller than 18-point font, and should be able to be read from a distance of five to ten feet. Be clear and concise.
Each section of your poster should be mounted on matte board in a contrasting color; remember to be professional in your color selection. The different sections of your poster will be attached to one presentation board (32 x 40 foam core) at the Forum by push pins.
The large poster printouts available at the Media Union CANNOT be accommodated at the Forum.
Your faculty sponsor should see every aspect of this poster before finalizing it and mounting it on matte board.
On Thursday, November 1, 2012 in the Michigan League Ballroom from 12:00 pm on.
NOTE: Your poster panels MUST be fully assembled before arriving at the Michigan League.
At the Michigan League in the Ballroom (2nd Floor) on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.
Semi-professional or Professional attire.